iiBIG is proud to return to Nashville for our 8th Annual Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE, April 27-28, 2015 (Monday and Tuesday) at the OMNI Nashville Hotel. Due to the weather conditions we’ve experienced in late January for the last few years, we’ve decided to move our annual conference to April – a great time of year to enjoy Nashville!

Our 2015 conference will feature an executive speaking faculty of over 30 leading healthcare entrepreneurs, investors and deal-makers. Each conference session will include participation by 3 to 5 professionals with specific expertise in the session topic; and each session is presented in a roundtable format to encourage lively and informal interaction between panelists and audience members.  With the ACA moving toward full implementation, and as the healthcare landscape becomes less volatile, deal-flow is expected to grow exponentially in 2015 and beyond. Attendees to this proven executive-level event will learn from – and network with – leading healthcare entrepreneurs, investors and deal-makers whose fingers are on the pulse of healthcare business opportunities.

Whether you are an experienced healthcare entrepreneur, investor or deal-maker; a health care provider looking for capital, synergistic deals or other opportunities; or are looking for ideas and information on how to transfer your skills and talents into this thriving and lucrative sector, you do not want to miss, iiBIG’s 8th Annual Investment & M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE – April 27-28, 2015 at the downtown OMNI Nashville in the heart of Music City!

STATE of the HEALTHCARE M&A INDUSTRY: The ‘View-from-Thirty-Six-Thousand-Feet’
The conference opens with this Keynote panel representing transaction services professionals, healthcare payers and providers, investors and others on the outlook for healthcare M&A and strategic alliances in 2015 & beyond.

The conference agenda will also cover:

  • Hospital Roundtable
    Roll-ups, Partnerships and More in the Profit and Non-Profit Hospital Sectors. Have consolidations reached their peak, or will 2015 see roll-up deals continue apace or accelerate in the hospital sector?

  • Payer/Provider Roundtable
    Will the trend toward Healthcare Payer/Provider Convergence Continue – and What are the Implications? These issues will be examined by a panel of leading hospital and health insurance executives and others who have been involved in these convergence deals.

  • Coordinated Care Roundtable
    With the HHS announcing new goals for value based payment reforms, the move toward fee for value continues and more and more solution-provider companies are entering this space.  This panel will explore both the approaches to new and evolving payment mechanisms for Medicare and other payers as well as the 2015 landscape for deal-making in this sector.  Who is investing and who are the sellers – and where are the opportunities to be found in this space?.

  • Healthcare Transaction Services Roundtable
    The Dos and Don’ts before, during and after the deal. Valuations, Regulatory Compliance, Due Diligence and More.

  • Senior Living, Long-term Care and other Healthcare Real Estate-related Deals:
    Senior Housing, Long Term Care, Emergency Care Centers & more. The demand for non-hospital facilities and the comparatively low cost of capital combined with the guaranteed surge in baby-boom Medicare enrollments between 2015 and 2030 are creating unprecedented opportunities for healthcare entrepreneurs and investors. Hear from key-players in the healthcare real estate sector on where and how deals are getting done in this space.

  • Healthcare Regulatory & Tax Roundtable
    How have recent regulatory changes and tax rulings affected healthcare deal-making.  Inversion deals are down but not out. What are the implications of recent court rulings affecting the ACA?  Critical issues for healthcare sellers, buyers and deal-makers to consider.   

  • Private & Strategic Deal-Making Roundtable: Outlook for 2015
    Strategic M&A deals are still dominating the market, but Private Equity and Other Financial Buyers are getting back in the game.  Will valuations be coming back down to earth in 2015, or will financial buyers still struggle to find deals?  What sectors are strategic buyers focusing on, and what are the issues they are considering before deploying capital?

  • Healthcare Technology Roundtable: Revenue-Cycle Management, Mobile Solutions and More
    Optimizing revenue-cycle management can improve cash-flow and increase valuations.  Mobile solutions can do more than provide instant coordination of clinical care; they can bring the community of non-clinical care givers into the patient support loop to improve outcomes.  Healthcare technology start-ups are occurring at an unprecedented pace, and this session will examine how healthcare-related technologies are not only changing the way healthcare payors and providers are doing business; they also represent deal-flow opportunities for investors and deal-makers.

  • Healthcare Entrepreneur Roundtable: The Shark Tank
    Up to three (3) Middle-Market Healthcare Entrepreneurs will ‘elevator-pitch’ their business plans and will outline their growth strategies. Are you in or out?

    • For information on how your company may make one of these ‘elevator pitch’ presentations, contact:

      Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG LLC
      Phone: 212-300-2521 | Email: donb@iibig.com


From the Public and Private Healthcare Companies:  
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Acquisition Executives
  • Heads of Investor Relations
  • Corporate & Business Development Executives
  • Strategic Planning Executives
  • General Counsel

From the Financial & Investment Community:
  • Commercial & Investment Banking Professionals
  • Executives involved in healthcare deal transactions of $50 million and greater
  • Institutional Investors
  • Executives from private equity, LBO and venture funds
  • M&A Specialists
  • Senior, mezzanine and other lenders

From the Professional Advisory Service Provider Community:
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Deal intermediaries
  • Due diligence & market intelligence firms
  • Valuation & Appraisal firms
  • Tax & Accounting professionals

All registrations are subject to review and approval.

Register before December 31, 2014
Register after January 1, 2015 but before February 28, 2015
Register after
March 1, 2015

Standard Rate applies to financial and/or deal-making services firms (e.g. private equity; venture capital; investment banks; insurance; legal, tax, or accounting advisors; transaction advisory consultants; and other such financial service providers).

$1295 per person
$1495 per person
$1695 per person

Healthcare Entrepreneur Rate applies to healthcare companies that DIRECTLY provide healthcare products and/or services (e.g. pharma/biotech/ medical device manufacturers; hospitals; laboratories; clinics; research and other such healthcare groups/organizations).

$595 per person
$695 per person
$795 per person



Business Development and Branding Opportunities:
Raise your firm’s profile, branding and business development opportunities by joining us as a conference co-sponsor. A role on our executive speaking faculty may be provided for those firms that sponsor early. For more information, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: info@iibig.com

Join Our Faculty (JOF):
To apply to become a member of the executive speaking faculty, please complete our online JOF questionnaire. Review the preliminary topic outline, suggest other topics, and tell us about yourself and your expertise. For more information, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: info@iibig.com

Marketing and Media Partnership Opportunities:
If you are seeking more visibility for your publication, newsletter, website or blog among business and financial leaders in the healthcare and investment communities contact:

Ria Lubis, Director, Marketing, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2523
Email: info@iibig.com


Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conference attendees. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

• Program Level: Overview
• No Prerequisites Required
• No Advance Preparation Required
• Program is a “Group Live” offering
• CPE Credits awarded: TBD

The International Institute for Business Information and Growth (iiBIG) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasbatools.com.